domingo, 1 de abril de 2012

Lissy Elle

Lissy Elle — Get Back In Your Book
Born web

I don't know much about Lissy Elle. She is an artist apparently with no CV, that owes her recognition to web travellers. She is from Canada, where many digital manipulators (Jeff Wall) come from and where consistent experimental animation and film making began around the 1950's with pioneers such as Norman McLaren. When I first saw Lissy Elle's digital images I was transported to the anti-gravity worlds by Magritte, as well as the wonders and ghosts that invaded Delvaux or Cindy Sherman imaginary worlds. Elle's images are surprisingly strong and subtle at the same time. And the fact that we know nothing about her, leaves us more space for an open judgement, as if this not verified author appears to us as an anonymous artist, a testimony from the virtual space-time of the neighbour world we call the Net.

Lissy Elle — Up In The Air

Lissy Elle — The Things We Miss

Lissy Elle — Get Back In Your Book, Wendy

Lissy Elle — Get Back In Your Book,Belle

Lissy Elle — Defying Gravity

Lissy Elle in her own words

I am someone who likes to pretend that I don’t care what other people think of me. I like to pretend that I make my art for ME, and no one else. But there comes a point in every artist’s life that they crave recognition. Admit it. Be not ashamed. This is only human.
The overwhelming support I’ve received from the online community may be the only reason I’ve been able to get this far. Whenever someone says I have inspired them I realize I can never stop. If anyone creates anything that wouldn't exist if it weren't for me, I feel like I can change the world. When I don't have that rush for a while, I need that feeling back. My images are half for me, and half for you.

The more views I got on a photo I’d post to Flickr, the more offers I got. For book covers for album covers for magazines for ads, and I feel insanely blessed to do something I love because a few people took a liking to what a teenage girl posted on the internet.

Lissy Elle website

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